October 6, 2011

USA:Apple's co-founder Steve Jobs transformed computers and culture

LOS ANGELES, California / The Los Angeles Times / Business / October 5, 2011

Steve Jobs dies
His legacy of blockbuster products includes the Macintosh, iPod, iPhone and iPad.
Meanwhile, Jobs' other firm, Pixar, revolutionized computer animation.

Steve Jobs speaks at a 2010 Apple Special Event at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan / Getty Images)

By David Sarno and Christopher Goffard, Los Angeles Times
October 5, 2011, 5:00 p.m.

Steven P. Jobs, the charismatic technology pioneer who co-founded Apple Inc. and transformed one industry after another, from computers and smartphones to music and movies, has died. He was 56.

Apple announced the death of Jobs — whose legacy included the Apple II, Macintosh, iMac, iPod, iPhone and iPad.

"We are deeply saddened to announce that Steve Jobs passed away today," Apple said. "Steve's brilliance, passion and energy were the source of countless innovations that enrich and improve all of our lives. The world is immeasurably better because of Steve."

He had resigned as chief executive of Apple in August, after struggling with illness for nearly a decade, including a bout with pancreatic cancer in 2003 and a liver transplant six years later.

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